Scientists investigate unexplored Antarctic sea floor

A group of scientists on board a Greenpeace expedition ship are trying to discover whether plastic pollution has reached the remote waters of the Antarctic. Scientists have been exploring one of the last remaining pristine areas of the Antarctic – in an effort to bolster the case for creating a huge marine protected area. They have been investigating the sea […]

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Oregon man crosses Antarctica unaided in 'Impossible First'; reportedly first person to accomplish feat

Colin O’Brady, of Portland., Ore., has become the first person to traverse Antarctica alone without any assistance. O’Brady finished the 932-mile journey Wednesday across the polar continent in 54 days, lugging his supplies on a sled as he skied in bone-chilling temperatures. (Colin O’Brady via AP) The day after Christmas 33-year-old Colin O’Brady of Portland, Ore., finished a bone-chilling, epic […]

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